Ambition can be a double-edged sword, since it is both our blessing and curse. We perpetually strive for better, but on our journey, many of us forget to slow down and savor the magic of each living moment. The world is a wondrous place, and humans, as sentient beings, are the only species with the ability to stop in awe and admire the abundance, holding onto each precious moment in our hearts and minds forever.
The minute we open our eyes to the gifts around us and cherish the distance we have all come, is the minute we start to feel the power and beauty that exist within us all.
Here are our top 10 motivational quotes to become more grateful for what you have:
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
– Marcus Tullius Cicero
I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
– G.K. Chesterton
Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.
– Oprah Winfrey
Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.
– Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.
– Willie Nelson
We need to learn to want what we have, not to have what we want, in order to get stable and steady happiness.
– Dalai Lama
Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.
– Eckhart Tolle
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
– William Arthur Ward
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.
– John F. Kennedy